Our third annual ‘Best of the Fest’ screening series, in partnership with the Osher Marin JCC, concludes with the provocative documentary Germans and Jews on Wednesday, February 22. Our ‘Best of the Fest’ series presents encore screenings of audience favorites from the previous summer’s San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. With a new film each Wednesday evening of February 2017, tickets can be purchased individually or for the entire series (at a 25% discount). Please callthe Osher Marin JCC at 415-444-8000 to place your order.
Today, Europe’s fastest growing Jewish population is in Berlin. Germany is considered one of the most democratic societies in the world, assuming the position of moral leader of Europe as they embrace hundreds of thousands of refugees. This development couldn’t have been imagined in 1945. Through personal stories Germans & Jews explores Germany’s transformation as a society, from silence about the Holocaust to facing it head on. Unexpectedly, a nuanced story of reconciliation emerges. What began as a private conversation between the two filmmakers and friends, Tal Recanati (Jewish) and Janina Quint (non-Jewish German), grew into a cultural exchange among many and we realize that the two people are inextricably linked through the memory of the Holocaust. Germans and Jews is at once uncomfortable and provocative, unexpected and enlightening.
Dirs. Janina Quint, Tal Recanati, USA, 2015, 76 mins, English, German w/ English subtitles